Essays on Morality in Politics
By (author) Michael J. Sandel
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Public Philosophy by Michael J. Sandel
Book DescriptionIn this book, Michael Sandel takes up some of the hotly contested moral and political issues of our time, including affirmative action, assisted suicide, abortion, gay rights, stem cell research, the meaning of toleration and civility, the gap between rich and poor, the role of markets, and the place of religion in public life. Sandel calls for a politics that gives greater emphasis to citizenship, community, and civic virtue, and that grapples more directly with questions of the good life. Liberals often worry that inviting moral and religious argument into the public sphere runs the risk of intolerance and coercion. These essays respond to that concern by showing that substantive moral discourse is not at odds with progressive public purposes, and that a pluralist society need not shrink from engaging the moral and religious convictions that its citizens bring to public life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674023659
(210mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael J. Sandel
Case Against Perfection, Paperback (September 2009)
Breakthroughs in genetics present us with a promise and a predicament. Although most people find at least some forms of genetic engineering disquieting, it is not easy to articulate why. This work explores these and other moral quandaries connected with the quest to perfect ourselves and our children.
Democracy's Discontent, Paperback (March 1998)
What ails democracy in America today, and what can be done about it? This work traces the political predicament to a defect in the public philosophy by which we live. The author identifies the dominant public philosophy of the 1990s and finds it flawed.
Liberalism and the Limits of Justice, Paperback (March 1998)» View all books by Michael J. Sandel
Sandel traces the limits of liberalism to the conception of the person that underlies it, and argues for a deeper understanding of community than liberalism allows.
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Author Biography - Michael J. Sandel
Michael J. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University.
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